WHAT IS PLAGIARISM?• Plagiarism is the act of taking or stealing someone else’s work, words, or thoughts and using them as your own without giving credit to that particular person. Examples: Copying-Pasting information from the web Taking someone’s own words, thoughts without crediting them for it
CONSEQUENCES?• If you are caught plagiarizing as a student, employee, etc. you may face the consequences of being:• Expelled/Suspended• Fired• Fined• Or even jailed depending on exactly what you did.
WHO IS LLOYD BROWN?• Lloyd Brown was an editorial page editor for the Florida Times Union Jacksonville paper and had been with the staff for over 42 years.• “He had responsibility for some 12,000 editorials as well as oversight of the letters page and the opposite editorial page” said Carl Cannon, publisher of the statement.• http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/110204/met_17076758.shtml
WHAT HAPPENED?• Lloyd Brown was later reported to have been plagiarizing some of his editorial pages.• He was found with at least three instances of plagiarism that can be dated back to the year of 1996.http://www.smartschools.ph/tools/studentresources/11-10-03/Sample_Cases_of_Plagiarism.aspx
WHERE IS HE NOW?• According to Plagiarism Today, Lloyd Brown was rehired by governor Jeb Bush of Florida, as a writer once more but found that he could not take the job so as though it would cause to much problem and chaos. Still he continues to write, but not for as big of publications as he first started out before he was caught plagiarizing.
THE PROBLEM• The problem with plagiarism, even today, is that people all over the world are still doing it.• It is so much easier for people to search the internet and find the information that they need in a matter of minutes.• Because it is so much more simpler to copy and paste from the internet, people don’t want to take the time and effort to making and creating their own writing that contains their own thoughts and originality.
WORKS CITED• Bussard, Billee. “AAN Association of Alternative Newsmedia.” Porn, Hypocrisy, Plagiarism: The Dark Side of Jacksonville’s Daily. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Aug. 2012 http://www.altweeklies.com/aan/porn-hypocrisy- plagiarism-the-dark-side-of-jacksonvilles- daily/Story?oid=139917• Cannon, Carl. “Editorial Page Editor Resigns; Publisher Pledges Highest Standards| Jacksonville.com.” Editorial Page Editor Resigns; Publisher Pledges Highest Standards| Jacksonville.com. The Florida Times- Union, n.d. Web. 29 Aug. 2012 http://jacksonville.com/tu- online/stories/110204/met_17076758.shtml